The Afghan security forces have thwarted militants bid to carry out a deadly car bomb attack in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior announced Monday.

According to a statement released by MoI, the Afghan security forces conducted a targeted raid in Surobi district of Kabul city on Sunday night and confiscated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device which the militants wanted to use in a deadly attack in Kabul city.

The statement further added that two rockets, a PKM machine gun, an Ak-47 assault rifle, 350 kgs of Hashish, and some other munitions were also seized during th eoperation.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

This comes as a group of militants launched a coordinated attack targeting the ministry of telecommunications in Kabul city on Saturday which left ten people dead including seven civilians.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, claimed responsibility for the attack.


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